Juicy, sweet, and what a useful … Scientists have proven that everything is edible in a watermelon — pulp, seeds and even peel!
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Scientists assure: the huge benefits of green and striped lies in its composition. Availability mineral salts (calcium, magnesium, zinc), vitamins of groups B, P, E, as well as pectins have a tonic and cleansing effect on the body. And the beta-carotene contained in watermelon neutralizes the effect of skin aging.
Interesting: 180 g of watermelon per day will help you get 20% of the daily requirement of vitamin C, which is involved in the formation and maintenance of collagen, the main protein of the skin.
As for the peel, it is a source of chlorophyll and the amino acid citrulline, which help to strengthen the immune system. They are also very important for blood vessels and heart health. The main thing is that the watermelon was grown in natural conditions and was not processed with chemicals.
It is enough to grind the peel in a blender, add lime juice and the vitamin drink is ready!
You can take this drink once a week. You will definitely feel fresher and more energetic.
An interesting observation by Texas scientists is that substances were found in watermelons that are similar in composition to Viagra. Once in the body, they increase libido. Just a few slices of a megaberry can have the same effect as aphrodisiacs — seafood, citrus fruits, etc.
According to the latest research by scientists, watermelon pits are also very useful. They contain vitamin B, as well as protein and fiber, which have a positive effect on the digestive system, help cleanse the body of toxins and toxins.
Another observation: due to the increased water content, a juicy fruit in the heat will save you from heat stroke and quench your thirst. And of course, when choosing a watermelon, you should definitely pay attention not only to its tail, but also to the size of the berry. The larger and lighter the watermelon, the sweeter and juicier it is!
Do you want to quench your thirst? Try making frozen juice or sorbet — this is what you need on a hot day!
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